Avison Young promotes Martin Jepil to chief information officer

21 March 2024 Consulting.ca 2 min. read
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Avison Young, a Toronto-headquartered commercial real estate services firm, has promoted Martin Jepil to chief information officer.

Based in Toronto, Jepil has over 20 years of experience in IT leadership. He joined Avison Young in 2021 as principal and global vice president of enterprise architecture.

As CIO, Jepil will oversee customer relationship management, robotic process automation, and artificial intelligence, which are key focus areas in Avison Young’s technology strategy. He will continue to lead enterprise data warehouse, SaaS services, master data management, software and data procurement, contract management, and data risk management.

Jepil succeeds Mike Hart, who left the firm in July to join Revantage as VP and head of partner and product engagement.

Avison Young promotes Martin Jepil to chief information officer

“Martin’s past experience and consultancy background, together with his knowledge of data architecture and digital transformation, make him an ideal choice for this role as we continue to mature and enhance our leading-edge technology platform,” said Martin Dockrill, principal and global COO, Avison Young. “While we are known as a Commercial Real Estate Services company, our strength lies in also being a technology company by powering our talent with information systems and intelligence platforms that support our business functions, and provide clients with visualized solutions, insights and advantage.”

Before joining Avison Young, Jepil spent three years at DXC Technology, where he was chief technologist and global head of enterprise product engineering. Before that he spent seven years at predecessor firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he was CTO and oversaw the Canadian market in client sectors such as financial services, energy, life sciences, and government.

Jepil was also previously director of consulting and enterprise architecture at CGI.

He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the California Institute of Technology.

“I have had the privilege of leading on ground-breaking deliverables, including a fully cloud-native and complex enterprise data and software system with a great number of talented individuals. Becoming CIO is yet another tremendous honour,” said Jepil. “I am excited to help take Avison Young to the next level as we continue to execute upon our strategy of technology, data and digital transformation.”

Avison Young on March 12 said it closed a previously announced recapitalization deal – which eliminated over half of the firm's liabilities and provided a capital infusion.